Netherlands-based participation company and owner of Dutch offshore crane specialist Kenz Figee Group, MeeMaken BV, is pleased to announce that Jan Pieter Klaver has been appointed as the new CEO of Kenz Figee.
Klaver previously served at Heerema for 26 years in a variety of positions, amongst others at the former Norwegian yard of Heerema and at Dockwise.
In 2004, he joined the board of Heerema Fabrication Group and in 2009 he joined Heerema Marine Contractors, first as COO and from 2010 until June 2017 as CEO.
MeeMaken BV managing partner Roderik van Seumeren said: “After the takeover of Kenz Figee in June 2016, Natasja [Sesnik, MeeMaken BV operational partner] and I lead this great company with full commitment.
“Meantime, we know the employees, the market, the culture and habits of the company, and the employees know us as well.
“The technical knowledge and commitment of the people at Kenz Figee is fundamental for the prosperous future of the company, despite the present difficult time in offshore oil and gas.”
Klaver added: “I got to know Kenz Figee as a motivated organisation with an enormous ability to innovate.
“This drive, as well as the commitment of Roderik and Natasja, gave me confidence for the growth of this Dutch world-class offshore equipment company.
“As an entrepreneur, I will invest myself in the company by taking over 20% of the shares of MeeMaken BV.”
The future of Kenz Figee can be achieved with the innovative power to build equipment for other markets such as the dredging market and the upcoming offshore wind industry.
The new build gangways and development of the SeaSpyder are good examples of this ability to be innovative with creative outcomes.
Besides these developments, Kenz Figee sees an upturn in the traditional offshore oil and gas industry with the manufacture and delivery of six cranes to their clients in 2018.